East-West Highway Corridor Improvement (WB-P149952)

  • Georgia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 3, 2015
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Government of Georgia
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 140.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 140.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 164.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2015

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Project Description
According to WB website, the development objectives of the East-West Highway Corridor Improvement Project for Georgia are to: (i) reduce road user costs along the East-West highway corridor section upgraded under the project; and (ii) strengthen the capacity of the roads department and the ministry of economy and sustainable development to respectively manage the road network and provide an enabling environment to improve logistics services. The project comprises of four components: Component 1: Improvement and asset management of the East-West highway corridor. Component 2: Institutional strengthening aim to strengthen the capacity of road department’s (RD’s) intelligent transport systems (ITS) unit in setting up and managing ITS systems applications to improve traffic control and road safety, and timely communication with road users along the East-West highway corridor, and RD’s monitoring unit to assess and inform the general public and beneficiaries about the impacts of improving the East West highway corridor. Component 3: Project management support will finance the mobilization of relevant technical expertise (that is, project management; bridge, tunnel, and geotechnical engineering) to support RD and foreign projects unit (FPU) management during project implementation. This component will also contribute to building the technical capacity of RD. Component 4: Preparation of future investments will finance the preparation of designs and supporting studies for future investments for the development of the road network.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
International Bank For Reconstruction And Development: USD 140,000,000.00 Borrower: USD 24,000,000.00
Contact Information
Team Leader: Mustapha Benmaamar Senior Transport Specialist Telephone No.: 458-2034 Email Address: mbenmaamar@worldbank.org Borrower/Client/Recipient: Georgia Mr. David Lejava, Deputy Minister of Finance Telephone No.: (995-32) 446-447 Email Address: d.lejava@mof.ge Implementing Agency: Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (RDMRDI) Nugzar Gasviani, First Deputy Chairman Telephone No.: (995-32) 237-5068 Email Address: info@georoad.ge ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.